April 14, 2016

Update from Dr. Jennings and Dr. Sterritt Regarding House Bill 2 following governor's executive order

Dear members of the Salem College community,

We are writing to provide you with an update regarding North Carolina HB2.

As you may be aware, the governor of North Carolina issued an executive order on Tuesday, April 12, that calls for changes to be made to parts of the new law, and the debate over the law is ongoing.

We reaffirm the values of Salem Academy and College, including our longstanding commitment to nondiscrimination, and we therefore oppose HB2 and urge our legislators to repeal it.

We expect that this fluid situation will continue to evolve, and we will continue to monitor it carefully.

Sincerely yours,

Stephen G. Jennings, PhD
Chair, Board of Trustees

D. E. Lorraine Sterritt, PhD